Ole Miss Football: Chad Kelly Released By Denver Broncos

Ole Miss football fans were still shell-shocked by this past weekend when we found out Chad Kelly had an arrest and subsequent release from Denver.

It wasn’t a very good weekend for Ole Miss football with the Rebels falling in an embarrassing 31-16 SEC West home loss to the Auburn Tigers. This week hasn’t been very good for some former players. Tuesday morning it was reported former Rebels QB Chad Kelly had been arrested for first-degree criminal trespassing.

While the details are sketchy concerning Kelly’s arrest Tuesday morning the criminal trespassing occurred at an unspecified residence. As reported by Zack Kelberman, the homeowner hit Kelly with a vacuum tube to get him to leave. Kelly was later arrested at the Gothic Theater where the Broncos were attending a Halloween party hosted by Von Miller.

Wednesday morning it was announced the Denver Broncos had released Kelly from the team but were supportive of helping Chad Kelly in the long-term. Kelly who was the last pick in the 2017 draft was the No.2 QB for the Broncos behind Case Keenum and had a great preseason which was the catalyst behind the Broncos cutting Paxton Lynch. Kelly had only appeared in one game this season.

Kelly Has History

Of course, this isn’t Chad Kelly’s first run-in with legal problems. Just after becoming a Rebels QB Kelly was involved in an altercation in a bar in New Jersey. Then Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze stuck with Kelly and he had a great career in Oxford. Kelly holds the single-season record for most passing yards with 4,042 yards.

Chad Kelly had been highly recruited out of high school and chose Clemson as his place to play. However, there were obvious problems which existed between he and Clemson head coach Dabo Sweeney. Kelly left Clemson and found his way to East Mississippi Community College where he was prolific.

When it comes to Kelly and his off the field issues it seems this could be the final straw in the NFL. However, Kelly is a very talented quarterback who can help a team but Chad has to fix the problem or he will be relegated to the lower rung leagues. Chad is way too talented not to play in the NFL and OHT wishes him luck.

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